APDA Information and Referral Center

University of Maryland Medical Center's Lisa ShulmanThe Information & Referral Center, located at the Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, was established by the American Parkinson Disease Association in 1980 to serve as a resource for those with Parkinson's disease, their loved ones and healthcare professionals. Patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the greater community can receive support regardless of their affiliation with the University of Maryland Medical Center or any other medical facility.

The Medical Director of the APDA Information & Referral Center is Dr. Lisa Shulman. The coordinator is Michelle Cines, RN, MS.

Services provided by the Informational and Referral Center:

  • Info and resources about PD to patients, families, healthcare professionals, students and the community
  • Referrals to neurologists, movement disorder specialists, rehabilitation specialists (physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists), respite programs, community agencies, research centers and more
  • Distribution of literature from the APDA and materials from the Parkinson's Center lending library
  • Educational programs
  • Newsletters
  • Help in establishing and maintaining support groups

For questions regarding education, support groups, conferences, community activities, etc., please call the APDA Information & Referral Center at 410-328-0916 or email Michelle Cines at mcines@som.umaryland.edu.

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